Press Release: EU green-finance shift to boost efforts on the climate emergency

April 21, 2021

The European Commission’s move to come up with specific green-investment legislation for the natural gas sector presents an opportunity to go further in the fight against climate change, Eurogas has said. Rules adopted in the immediate term for certain gas investments will help the EU make a headstart towards its climate goals.

“The European Commission has worked quickly to include the gas technologies necessary to contribute to the energy transition and decarbonisation such as hydrogen and its infrastructure grids, anaerobic digestion, biomethane and district heating” according to James Watson, Secretary General of gas industry trade association Eurogas.

“An affordable energy transition means maximising the contribution of natural gas to decarbonisation, particularly in coal to gas switching. Eurogas is willing and ready to play its part to make sure that the green-finance drive can acknowledge and harness that in dedicated legislation.”


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